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New Agri Project with FAO to Transform Indian Agriculture for Global Environment Benefits

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher

As per the information provided by Minister of State for Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri Parshottam Rupala, “The government has launched a Global Environment Facility (GEF) assisted project namely, “Green – Ag. It will help in transforming Indian Agriculture for global environmental benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes.”  

This GEF assisted project has been started in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) during September, 2018.  

It started in high-conservation-value landscapes of five States including- Madhya Pradesh: Chambal Landscape, Mizoram: Dampa Landscape, Odisha: Similipal Landscape, Rajasthan: Desert National Park Landscape and Uttarakhand: Corbett-Rajaji Landscape.  

The aim of the project is to mainstream biodiversity, climate change and sustainable land management objectives and practices into Indian agriculture.  

However, the overall objective of the project is to catalyze a transformative change of India’s agricultural sector to support the achievement of national and global environmental benefits and conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes.  

Adding to it, the project will also support harmonization between India's agricultural and environmental sector priorities and investments so that the achievement of national and global environmental benefits can be fully realized without compromising India's ability to strengthen rural livelihoods and meet its food and nutrition security. 

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